In Conversation with Fred Renata

Fred Renata (Photo: Pantograph Punch)

Fred Renata (Photo: Pantograph Punch)

In Conversation with Fred Renata

Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Saturday June 1, 2 pm to 3.30 pm

Special Event In Conversation with Fred Renata

Reflections from a master cinematographer. With show reels and short films, and korero (90 minutes).

Biography: (from NZ On Screen)

Fred Renata segued from electrical engineering into film, after joining the camera crew on Merata Mita's first and only dramatic feature, Mauri (1987). He went on to work on pioneering Māori drama series E Tipu e Rea. Since then Renata's work as a director of photography has crossed all mediums, from music videos and commercials, to multiple episodes of teen hit Being Eve and hit feature Mt Zion. He has also shot many documentaries (Poi E - The Story of Our SongHotere), often with Māori themes. In 2003 Renata scored an NZ Television award for his work on TV series Street Legal.     

Fred has an eye like a viewfinder. Larry (Parr) suggested that Fred's pupils might be rectangular — and I don't think he's far wrong.Magik and Rose director Vanessa Alexander